Extra ambulances introduced

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15 extra ambulances go into service from today Credit: ITV News Anglia

The East of England Ambulance Service, which has been criticised in the past over response times, is introducing 15 extra ambulances from today.

The service says it's also recruiting 75 new paramedics and 124 care assistants to cope with demand.

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More ambulances for region

The East of England Ambulance Service is to put 15 extra ambulances on the road and recruit 200 new staff.